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Rick Barot

Poetry

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20140530, 20121214

Filipino-American poet Rick Barot wanted to be a lawyer, but after a writing class with Annie Dillard, when he first heard Jane Kenyon, he knew that he was destined to write poetry. Barot discusses the politics of identity, his disdain of narrative poetry, and the odd way in which repressed memories surface in his work. Barot also talks about the influence of Greek poet George Seferis and reads from his collections The Darker Fall and Want.

| Subject Matter: Identity, Influences, Memories, Creative Writing | Interview Year: 2012 | Genre: Poetry | Awards: National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship |

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